About Us

Principal Investigators

Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiologist
CHU Sainte Justine
3175 Chem.de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
QC H3T 1C5, Montréal, Canada
Tel: +1 514 518 4311
Email: cecilia.gonzalez-corcia.med@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Dr. Cecilia Gonzalez Corcia is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, and serves as a Consultant Cardiologist and Pediatric Electrophysiologist at CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Canada. Originally from Argentina, she pursued her medical studies at the University of Buenos Aires, followed by pediatric training at the Gutierrez Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez Corcia furthered her expertise in pediatric cardiology and electrophysiology at the Children’s Hospital of Boston, USA.

Following the completion of her training, she relocated with her Belgian husband and children to Brussels, where she established the first Pediatric Electrophysiology Program in Belgium at Clinique St. Luc, the Catholic University Hospital in Brussels, and UZ Antwerps. During her tenure in Belgium, she conducted research on Brugada syndrome in the young under the mentorship of Professor Pedro Brugada, culminating in the completion of her PhD in 2017.

From 2018 to 2022, Dr. Gonzalez Corcia assumed the role of Lead of Pediatric Electrophysiology at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, where she contributed with an expertise in pediatric electrophysiology and inherited cardiac conditions in the southwest of the UK. During this period, she pursued a 3-year Master’s degree in Genomics with a focus on Cardio-genomics at Imperial University in London and laid the groundwork for a Pediatric Brugada International Registry.

Her professional focus centers on delivering excellence in patient care, particularly in the management and treatment of arrhythmias in young patients, and advancing expertise in inherited cardiac conditions within the pediatric realm.

MD
Research coordinator
Clinical Queries

Dr Christine Stratmann is a paediatric cardiologist in training at the German Heart Centre in Munich, Germany.

She has started her research career under the mentorship of Dr. Cecilia Gonzalez at the Bristol Royal Hospital for children and has been coordinating the International Pediatric Brugada Registry since its early days.

Her work has been supported with research grants by the SADS UK charity as well as the German Herzstiftung. To deepen her understanding of the genetic basis of inheritted cardiac arrhythmias she has commenced a postgraduate degree in Genomic Medicine.

She is a dedicated clinician and scientist and keen to advance our knowledge of the Brugada syndrome in childhood.

MSc
Research project manager
Legal & Ethics

Rocio Gutierrez Rojas is a research project manager at CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center in Montreal, Canada.

She is involved in all studies initiated by the cardiology department at CHU Sainte-Justine. Rocio studied Microbiology & Immunology as well as Biochemistry during her undergraduate studies.

She completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Pharmacology and previously worked in a Clinical Research Organization (CRO) for several years, conducting bioequivalence and Phase I studies in adults.

At the core of her values lies a deep commitment to upholding exemplary conduct and adhering to best practices in clinical research studies.

Our Mission

The aim of this project is to sustain an international pediatric BrS registry bringing together clinical data, genetic characteristics and environmental backgrounds from patients across the world. We strongly believe that this objective can only be fulfilled with the support of many of our community members working in various parts of the world. By fostering dialogue, sharing insights, and pooling resources, we aspire to unravel the pathophysiological underpinnings of pediatric BrS and forge tailored approaches to patient care.

Our vision supports a collective collaboration within the medical and patient community, transcending geographical boundaries. Together, let us embark on this journey toward enhanced understanding, improved management, and, ultimately, brighter futures for children and families affected by BrS

Collaborations and Partnerships

Collaborators and partners involved in the pediatric Brugada registry

Collaboration lies at the heart of the Pediatric Brugada Registry, driving our collective efforts to advance understanding and care for children affected by Brugada Syndrome. We recognize the invaluable contributions of our collaborators and partners, whose dedication and expertise enrich our endeavors and propel pediatric Brugada research forward. Together, we form a dynamic network of healthcare professionals, researchers, and organizations united by a shared commitment to improving outcomes and enhancing the quality of life for pediatric Brugada patients worldwide

Our Global Network

Fairfax
USA

Montreal
Canada

Toronto
Canada

Medellín
Colombia

Saint Gall
Swiss

Bristol
United Kingdom

Cape Town
South Africa

Rotterdam
Netherlands

Göttingen
Germany

Warsaw
Poland

Hong Kong
China

Durham
USA

Glasgow
United Kingdom

Madrid
Spain

Ankara
Turkey

London
United Kingdom

Vancouver
Canada

Tianjin
China

Chicago
USA

Munich
Germany

Southampton
United Kingdom

Who collaborates

Prof Shubhayan Sanatani

BC Children's Hospital
4500 Oak Street, Room B426B
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6H 3N1 Canada

Dr. André Rudolph

MD
Pediatric cardiologist
Pediatric Heart Center Stockholm-Uppsala
Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden

Dr. Maria Ilina

MRCPCH CEPS MSc ClinGen
Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist
and Electrophysiologist
Honorary Senior Lecturer,
University of Glasgow
Royal Hospital for Children
1345 Govan Rd, Glasgow G51 4TF
United Kingdom

Dr. Robert Hamilton

M.D., FRCPC
Staff Cardiologist, Hospital for Sick Children
Senior Associate Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto

Dr Georgia Spentzou

MD
Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist
& Electrophysiologist
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
Bristol, United Kingdom

Dr. MR Khorgami

MD,FHRS,CCDS
Associate professor of
pediatric electrophysiology
Rajaie cardiovascular medical center
Teheran, Iran

Acknowledgment of funding sources and supporters

Acknowledgment of funding sources and supporters is paramount to the success and sustainability of the Pediatric Brugada Registry. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the generous contributions and unwavering support from our funding sources and supporters. Their investment in pediatric Brugada research empowers us to pursue groundbreaking initiatives, expand our reach, and make meaningful advancements in the field. Through their dedication and partnership, we are equipped to address critical questions, implement innovative strategies, and ultimately enhance the care and outcomes of children living with Brugada Syndrome. Their commitment to our shared mission underscores the importance of collaboration and collective action in shaping a brighter future for pediatric cardiac health.

pacesep.org

Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society

hiro.heartsinrhythm.ca

Hearts in Rhythm
Organization
Canada

sads.ca

Canadian
Sudden Arrhythmia
Death Syndromes Foundation

sadsuk.org.uk

Ashley Jolly
Sudden Arrhythmic Death
United Kingdom

sads.org

Sudden Arrhythmia Death
Syndromes Foundation
United States

herzstiftung.de

Deutschen Herzstiftung
Germany

Invitation for potential collaborators to join efforts
in advancing research and patient care

If you are a participating center involved in the care of children and adolescents with Brugada Syndrome (BrS), we invite you to join the registry. Patients can be enrolled by pediatric or adult electrophysiologists, pediatric or adult cardiologists, or nurse practitioners (or individuals with equivalent qualifications in different regions of the world).

If you are interested in participating in the registry, please contact Dr Cecilia Gonzalez Corcia and her team who will be able to assist you with obtaining ethical approval and data sharing agreement (if required).